Pulled this headstone out of the archives and said hey, this is a bit of a puzzle to make the BTG readers think for a bit.
While you’re doing that, here’s a little background: The stone commemorates Johann Koch, a man who claimed both a fiery temperament and a strong prejudice against communists. Born near Heidelberg, Germany, he emigrated to the United States in 1900 and eventually, Woodinville, Washington, where he worked as the village blacksmith for many years.
Yup, you got it.
Mr. Koch didn’t want just any old headstone marking his life. He wanted an anvil.